Name a more iconic duo
A big juicy steak and a big juicy red might be natural partners. But if you want to delve a little deeper into pairing smokey charred meats with wine then head to Cabernet & The Carnivore at Mayfair Lane this Thursday. Mayfair Lane somm Foni Pollitt is joining forces with Stirling Ranges Beef by Butterfield and Ryan’s Quality Meats to guide you – over dinner – on how to pair the perfect wine with a certain type or cut of meat. Tickets available here.
Pound the pavement for a gin walking tour
Local guide Hidden Detours is hosting a gin tour around Perth and Northbridge on Saturday September 25. The walking tour will take guests to three bars, where you’ll experience a gin-tasting, learn the art of gin-making and hear about the spirit’s history. The 3.5-hour exploration includes two tasting paddles (six gins in total) plus garnishes and tonics; gin cocktails; food from two of the bars; guided tasting sessions; and an interactive cocktail making experience. Tickets are $130 per person and available here.
House brews at Will St
Chef Will Meyrick (behind forthcoming Leederville restaurant Will St) is teaming up with South Freo’s Running with Thieves to create a house rice lager and a gin. The crisp and aromatic lager will be available on tap when the restaurant opens next month, and the spice-driven gin inspired by the flavours of South East Asia’s Malay Archipelago, will launch soon after. Both drinks are designed to complement the Will St menu. Stay tuned to Broadsheet for more details on the upcoming opening.
Goon n Nugz is coming back
It’s not quite as iconic as red meat and red wine, but after sold-out events in 2019 and 2020, food-truck park Perth Mess Hall is again hosting a festival in honour of cask wine and chicken nuggets this November. Expect snacks from vendors such as Macs American Diner and Wingman (final menus will be revealed closer to the date) and a pop-up goon bar serving your favourite cask varietal, “goontails” (think Fruity Lexia with watermelon and mint, plus takes on Sangria and Mojitos) as well as craft beer and non-alcoholics. There’ll also be DJs, a nugget-eating competition and a $100 bar tab for the best goon- or nugget-inspired costume. Tickets here.
The French Riviera comes to Fremantle
The Harbourside is bringing the tastes of the French Riviera to Freo on Saturday September 18, with a Mediterranean celebration to mark its second birthday. The waterside venue will have a fresh-oyster bar, free-flowing bubbles, wines and Little Creatures beer and cider. Bites include freshly shucked oysters; Shark Bay prawns; crispy cuttlefish with romesco sauce; confit duck with mushroom pithivier; and passionfruit curd tartlet with meringue. There’ll also be live tunes and DJ sets. Early bird tickets are $99 per person and include a complimentary bottle of Laurent Perrier for groups of six or more. Get them here.
A cherry blossom party
Japanese whisky bar Goody Two’s is turning pink to celebrate cherry blossom season. Its inaugural Sakura Festival will see two months of activations and masterclasses (including a life drawing class and origami and whisky lessons) until the end of October, as well as the unveiling of an “art cocktail” by Perth fashion illustrator Pippa McManus. The new cocktail, called Rising Sun, is a work of art (with a delicately designed garnish printed in edible ink) and exclusively available over the two-month Sakura Festival.